News release - Issued by York Maze
York Maze is celebrating Yorkshire Day on Monday 1 August with its annual Yorkshire Pudding tossing competition and Straw Bale race.
Tom Pearcy from York Maze will read out the Yorkshire Declaration prior to the start of the Yorkshire Pudding Tossing competition.
Says Tom Pearcy from York Maze, “The Yorkshire puddings will be flying at 1pm on Monday as we hold the annual Yorkshire Day Pudding tossing competition. The child and adult with the biggest throws will be crowned winners. Last year’s winning throw was by Paul Jordan from York who hurled his pudding a massive 34 metres. The winner in the children's category with a throw of 22 metres was Bethan Polley (15) from Essex.
“We will also be holding the annual Straw Bale Race, which has become a Yorkshire Day tradition at York Maze. The aim of the contest is to roll a giant round bale of straw along a 50m course.
“Straw Bale racing takes place at York Maze throughout the day. There will be prizes for the fastest straw bale roll of the day with special categories for children.”
York Maze covers 15 acres (8 football pitches) in size and is thought to be one of the biggest mazes in the world. This year’s design is a tribute the Roald Dahl centenary and features images of Willy Wonka, The BFG, The Fantastic Mr Fox and The Enormous Crocodile.
York Maze Elvington Lane (B1228), York, YO19 5LT, just off the A1079 Hull Road. Open daily from Saturday 16 July to Monday 5 September 2016 from 10am to 6.30pm (last admission 4.30pm). 2016 on the door admission prices: Adult £14.50, Senior £14.00, Children (3-15) £13.50, Under 3s Free, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £54.00. Book online in advance and save £1 per person or £5 off a family ticket. Free parking. Telephone: 01904 607341, www.yorkmaze.co.uk
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